Monthly Archives: January 2013

Warning Signs of Heart Attacks in Women

Women are at great risk of having a heart attack. Here are the latest statistics from the American Heart Association: General statistics Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, and is more deadly than all forms of cancer … Continue reading

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Senior Driving Statistics

This guest post is from Jason Walker. A huge fan of the hybrid, Jason would like to see cars become fully electric and possibly running on fuel alternatives, like hydrogen and solar energy. He owns two cars: one hybrid and one that … Continue reading

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Commissioner Michael J. Astrue Stepping Down From Social Security Administration

Yesterday the Social Security Administration formally announced what many of us have known for a while — Commissioner Michael Astrue is stepping down. During his lengthy tenure the administrator did some good things and some bad things. I think it’s … Continue reading

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Preventing Falls is Important to Senior Health

This guest post is courtesy of VisitingAngels. When you think of your aging loved ones, what do you worry about most? Is it a heart attack or stroke cutting short their life, or perhaps cancer? While these illnesses are very … Continue reading

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Where Do You File Your Claim for VA Pension Benefits?

So you’re representing yourself or a family member and you’re going to file a claim for VA pension benefits, maybe for Aid and Attendance. Where do you mail the claim form? The VA has only three regional Pension Management Centers. … Continue reading

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After Dozens of Deaths, Inquiry Into Bed Rails

Do you have an elderly or disabled loved one who uses bed rails to keep him or her either from getting out of bed unassisted or from falling out of bed? If so, you need to read a recent article … Continue reading

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Featured Link — Build The Monument

Texas needs an official monument to the Viet Nam veterans. One is in the works now. The Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument will take its place at the symbolic center of Texas government on the northeast side of the statehouse … Continue reading

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Understanding High Blood Pressure

Many of us suffer from hypertension, or high blood pressure. This can be a very dangerous condition, especially if left untreated. High blood pressure is referred to as the “silent killer” for good reason. This short video provides a good … Continue reading

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Featured Link — My State Will

It’s a bit surprising how many people don’t know what happens to their property (or their minor children) if they die without a will. The answer is that each state has a law that determines where your money goes (and … Continue reading

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Quitting Driving: Families Are Important, But Doctors Have a Role

Taking the keys away from an elderly family member can be a difficult decision — especially if the older person doesn’t agree that continuing to drive will be risky. The Associated Press ran a good article on this subject recently. … Continue reading

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